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Sewing Classes for Jan-March 2018

Absolute Beginners Sewing Classes:

All other Classes:

Intermediate Sewing: the Henrietta Maria Dress & Top

The easy fit and simple construction make the shift ideal for fairly new sewers, while the class will also give more advanced seamstresses the opportunity to learn couture details, such as strap-guards and invisible hems, or to play with materials by making the dress in a knit fabric.

Tuesday evenings 22, 29 Jan, 5, 12 Feb 6-8:30pm (four nights)

Cost $155 Level 3/5


Make Your Own Swimsuit

Choose from either the Closet Case Sophie Swimsuit, or the Cashmerette Ipswich Swimsuit patterns, and take advantage of all our testing and tweaking to get the absolute best result from each pattern.

Wednesday 23, 30, January, 13, 20, 27 February 6-8:30pm (five sessions – no class 6 Feb)

Cost: $170, Level 5/5

Closet Case Sophie Swimsuit_________________________________________________

Intro to Knits: Leggings

For those of you just out of Absolute Beginners – or just those wanting a fun, easy class where you learn a lot of great skills, Intro to Knits: Leggings is the class for you.

You’ll learn pattern alterations, some basic drafting, and all the tricks you need to know for sewing knits – all in only two weeks.

Thursday evenings 31 January, 7 February, 6-8.30 (this is a two-session class)

Cost $75 Level 1/5


Summer blouses: NewLook 6110

Learn to work with lighter weight fabrics, create gathers, sew raglan sleeves and sew plackets.  It’s a perfect skill builder.

Fridays 1, 8, 15, 22 Feb 6-8:30pm (four sessions)

Cost: $135 Level 2.5/5


Pania Trousers: Pockets, Yokes, Interfacing

Learn the basics of trouser construction, how to work with interfacing, sew a yoke, set in pockets, and sew an invisible/concealed zip as you make a lovely pair of wide legged trousers or culottes.

Thursdays 21, 28 February, 7, 14 March 6-8:30pm (this is a four night class)

Cost: $160 Level 2/5

Pania Trousers & Culottes

Pania Trousers


Pattern Re-sizing and Grading

Learn the fundamentals of pattern re-sizing & grading, and how to choose which method to use depending on the type of garment and the kind of re-sizing you want to do.

Friday evenings 1, 8 & 15 March, 6-8.30 (3 sessions)

Cost: $105 (includes handouts and a meter of patterning tissue) Level 3/5


The A-line Skirt

A fantastic skill-builder, helping develop techniques that will take you from being a beginner sewer, to someone capable of tackling a much wider range of garments. And it’s super cute!

Wednesday evenings 13, 20, 27 March 6-8:30pm (three sessions)

Cost: $110 (includes a print out of the pattern and interfacing) Level 2/5


Cushion Covers with Piping & Appliqué

Learn how to make a cushion cover with an appliqued motif, piped trim, and an lapped back zipper. This is an ideal follow-up to Absolute Beginners Sewing, or a refresher for someone just getting back into sewing. Or the perfect class to take just for fun!

Tuesday evenings 19, 26 March 6-8.30 pm (2 sessions)

Cost: $95 (includes the zip, piping cord, fusing & cushion inner) Level 1/5

Cushion Covers w piping


Hand-Sewing Masterclass

Come learn 14 amazing, useful stitches, where and when to use them, and all the tips and techniques for making them as easy and beautiful as possible.

Thursday evenings 21, 28 March, 4 April 6-8:30pm (three sessions)

Cost: $110 (includes handouts and fabric for all samples)

Level: All.  You just need a bit of manual dexterity.

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